History Series: Was Springfield A Haven For Mobsters?

Feb 17, 2016

Here's an episode from our history series for those still in the Valentine's Day spirit. On that day in 1929 - seven Chicago gangsters were murdered in a surprise attack. The Valentine's Day massacre was a huge shock to the city, and its aftershocks were felt in central Illinois almost immediately. 

Tara McClellan McAndrew, the local history columnist for the State Journal-Register, explains in this installment of history series. The series is sponsored by the Sangamon County Historical Society. Carly Shank provided additional narration.